Beautiful magnolia blooms

May 28, 2013 § 3 Comments

We were pleased this week to see that our magnolia tree is blooming.  Magnolias are the biggest, longest lasting blooms.  They start out white, and then gradually turn a little brown around the edges as the weeks and months pass.  We are fortunate to live in the South, where magnolias are very common.

05_28_2013As beautiful as these dinner-plate-sized blooms are, it doesn’t make sense to cut them and bring them indoors.  Our magnolia flowers have no scent, and they also last much longer on the tree than in a vase.  We much prefer having these outside, where we can look out a window and enjoy them for months on end.

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§ 3 Responses to Beautiful magnolia blooms

  • viveka says:

    Stunning photo …. that is so beautiful – I have a fetish for magnolia flower, I think.

  • df says:

    We have pockets around here where magnolias have been introduced, but I can’t imagine they even begin to rival the ones that flourish where they are native. The blooms here are nothing like the size you describe. What a treat to look at every day.

    • Libby says:

      Magnolia trees are very slow-growing, so I imagine they would grow well in a greenhouse in Canada. However, I agree that there’s no way you’ll the enormous blooms there that we have in Texas.

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